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Confused as they may seem elsewhere, Republicans are doing pretty well in, of all places, the South. Until recent years, Southerners had three choices: they could be conservative Democrats, middle-road Democrats or liberal Democrats. Now the G.O.P. is giving many voters a respectable opposition party to repair to. And Democrats are reacting to a threat they have not faced in a century. A state-by-state rundown of the less and less Solid South:

∙ALABAMA. Two years ago, the Republicans had moribund organizations in ten of Alabama's 67 counties. Thanks to Gadsden Businessman James Mar...

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